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Kittanning woman charged with arson in Kittanning Township house fire

Madasyn Czebiniak
| Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

State police charged a Kittanning woman with setting fire to a residence in Kittanning Township on Saturday, causing $100,000 worth of damage and killing a cat.

Rebicca McElroy, 32, of Kittanning faces charges of arson, criminal mischief and cruelty to animals in connection with the incident, police said.

The blaze broke out at 2:10 p.m. in a residence on Hard Tack Road.

Police said McElroy had been temporarily living at the residence with family members, who were not home at the time.

The blaze resulted in $100,000 worth of damage to the structure and belongings and killed one pet cat and seriously injured another, police said.

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4702, mczebiniak@tribweb.com or via Twitter @maddyczebstrib.

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